MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 07 '22 at 17:48
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$59
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Memory 90.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 515
69% 514 Pts
64-Core 513
32% 513 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$119
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 516.40
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 67.6
Reflection 69
Parallax 63.5
55% 66.7 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 69.1
Splatting 64.1
54% 66.7 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 56%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$85
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 8,174
Write 7,213
Mixed 7,476
1,700% 7,621 MB/s
4K Read 661
4K Write 262
4K Mixed 360
1,602% 428 MB/s
DQ Read 1938
DQ Write 1262
DQ Mixed 1,501
1,146% 1,567 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 134%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$142
645GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2441 2140 1134 1137 1142 1173 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
346% Outstanding
Read 2,326
Write 2,240
Mixed 1,674
SusWrite 1,528
436% 1,942 MB/s
4K Read 65
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 91.2
304% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,720
DQ Write 1,231
DQ Mixed 1,413
1,072% 1,454 MB/s
Poor: 214%
This bench: 346%
Great: 372%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$45
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 31.1
SC Mixed 24.7
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 4,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $704
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